A. Christmann Reiterpfad Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2015
The site is situated on a sunny, terraced slope overlooking Deidesheim. It has an east- to southeast-sloping terrace that has formed over thousands of years from sandstone rubble. The distance from the mountain's edge, together with its exposed position gives it a long day in the sun from early morning to late evening. The vineyard is also very sheltered by the surrounding Ruppertsbergmountain, making Reiterpfad Christmann's warmest vineyard. The combination of high temperatures and barren, red and yellow sandstone soils gives Reiterpfad wines their lavish fruitiness and opulence. The wines are dense, complex and extremely long, while the rounded fruit acid lends the wine a spirited elegance.Their aromas are pretty joyous in youth but only a few years of bottle age will reveal their true quality.
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – Steffen Christmann's Ruppertsberg Reiterpfad Riesling trocken GG has a brillant citrus color and a very pure, limey-perfumed nose intermixed with aromas of crushed stones and wet clay. Medium to full-bodied this delicious wine has a lovely juiciness and piquancy whereas the salty finish is extremely animating. Still extremely young but very promising.
In a mixed or straight case: $94.99